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Special Events


Chamberlain Award Announced at this Year’s Mountain Words Festival

The annual Mountain Words Festival  in Crested Butte — a multi-day literary celebration at nine-thousand feet, featuring readings, workshops, kids'…

A New Poetry Program in Naturita: Stories & Poems!

Naturita Library hosts Norwood’s Bob Mckeever for a new Storytelling Series! The Naturita Library has teamed up with the Talking…

Headwaters Conference

Several members of the Telluride Institute Board of Trustees traveled to Western Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado to participate in…

Reading & Talk with Indigenous Author Patty Krawec

Join us November 17th at 6pm for a Zoom chat with award winning-author Patty Krawec of Becoming Kin: an Indigenous…